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State controller, treasurer candidates face off in televised debates

Candidates in contested primary races for state controller and state treasurer debated Friday night on statewide TV; you can watch here. In the controller’s race, GOP incumbent Brandon Woolf faces a challenge from log home company owner Todd Hatfield. In the treasurer’s race, two Democrats, Deborah Silver, a CPA, and W. Lane Startin, a freelance writer and editor, are facing off in the primary; the victor will take on GOP incumbent Ron Crane in November. The Idaho Debates, co-sponsored by the Idaho Press Club and the League of Women Voters of Idaho, continue this Thursday with the GOP candidates for state Superintendent of Schools.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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